G7 ICT and Industry Ministers’ declaration making the next production revolution inclusive, open and secure
The G7 ICT Ministers met in Turin, Italy for two days on 25-26 September 2017. The talks focused on openness, security and the support for innovation through the empowerment of small and medium companies.
The Ministers acknowledged the fact that the technologic transformation has the potential for farreaching effects to productivity, employment, skills, economic growth, trade, well-being and the environment.
Talks then focused on areas such as artificial intelligence, datafication and innovation, and the experts came up with recommendations to educate politicians, faith leaders, opinion leaders, journalists and the media about the new fields.
The Ministers also agreed that the positive impacts should focus on using these new technologies for sustainable growth, productivity gains and improvement in living standards that are widely diffused, amongst the different layers of the population and amongst different countries, in order to a void a digital divide.
Download the final statement of the G7 ICT Ministers here